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The end of IGF? Mulling on its point and pointlessness
The end of IGF? Mulling on its point and pointlessness 29 November 2009 Jac sm Kee

It’s not easy to find the funds to get to the remote five-star locations the Internet Governance Forum thrives in. Women, people of colour, people with disabilities, indigenous people, poor people were conspicous in their abscence or low numbers. The IGF has no decision-making authority. However, there are few international policy fora where you can participate without having to slash through a forest of red tape and protocol. And decision-power or not, the IGF does have an impact on ho...

Privacy: More than the right to delete and forget
Privacy: More than the right to delete and forget 26 November 2009 Jac sm Kee

Our worlds are increasingly networked and our personal data collected left, right and centre. Ask anyone who has to use a biometric identity card like Malaysian Jac sm Kee who has to give her ID number even if she’s just buying movie tickets online. We can be sure much of the information collected about us online is not that securely warehoused. So what needs to be done to protect our right to privacy online? And what about our own circle? If a boyfriend broadcasts an intimate photo via...

Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online: Opposing camps
Child Protection, Sexuality and Safety Online: Opposing camps 26 November 2009 Indira Maya Ganesh

Research coming out of the UK shows that British children are blasé about putting sexy images of themselves online. But some adults in governments and industry are intent on seeing children as victims where sexuality and the internet is concerned. Why on earth aren’t the powers-that-be actually listening to kids? asks Maya Ganesh reporting from the IGF.

APC - The IGF should continue beyond 2010
APC - The IGF should continue beyond 2010 17 November 2009 APC

Willie Currie expressed APC’s support for the world’s only existing global debate space on the future of the internet which could come to an end once its five year mandate is over next year saying “The IGF is an innovation in multi-stakeholder internet governance, it works, it is evolving and should continue” but stressed that it should evolve to be more than a dialoguing space and prod...

Anti-censorship and surveillance group censored at the Internet forum in Egypt
Anti-censorship and surveillance group censored at the Internet forum in Egypt 15 November 2009 FMA

A poster promoting a new book called "Access Controlled" was removed by the IGF's organisers who claimed a sentence in the poster violated UN policy. The sentence in question reads "The first generation of Internet controls consisted largely of building firewalls at key Internet gateways; China's famous "Great Firewall of China" is one of the first national Internet filtering systems."

GreeningIT
GreeningIT 04 March 2009

A new APC-wide GreeningIT initiative aims to address two critical challenges: How can national ICT policy environments address ICTs, environmental sustainability and climate change; and how can ICTs be used more sustainably by ICTD practitioners, civil society organisations and service providers?  

ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008
ITU Telecom Africa Conference 2008 23 May 2008

According to the organisers, “ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2008 is a major networking platform for Africa’s top ICT names to come together and focus on core issues relating to ICT expansion across the region. APC submitted two papers to this event: The case for Open Access communications infrastructure in Africa: impact of international submarine cable infrastructure [SAT-3/WASC] in four Af...

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